Panasonic Lumix G9 announced: Flagship model boasts "world's fastest AF" and 80MP capture mode

Panasonic has confirmed the Lumix G9 compact system camera, putting an end to a handful of recent rumours and leaks.

Billed as the ultimate outdoor and wildlife camera, the G9 is the line’s flagship photo-oriented camera. It joins the company’s GH5 at the top of the range, a model that retains its flagship label for video recording.

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.